Quick decision time for 240 gyuto: Wakui V2 or Itto-Ryu White 2??

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SaladApe

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Basically very similar knives, I believe - and also similar to Kochi. General pro kitchen duty.

Meanwhile, a Munetoshi butcher is on its way. Can't wait.
 

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I have seen both Wakuis and Itto-Ryu that were lighter and extremely thin behind the edge and others that were significantly stouter. You really need a reliable seller you can communicate with regarding the details of their current stock. I haven't owned a V2 knife, but on paper I prefer it to Shirogami 2 as I prefer Aogami 2 to Shirogami 2.
 

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Went for the V2 - cheaper shipping and the profile looked better than the Itto-Ryu. The Mune arrived today - amazing. Going to put it to work tomorrow on several kilos of lamb and some venison haunches.
 

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I have seen both Wakuis and Itto-Ryu that were lighter and extremely thin behind the edge and others that were significantly stouter. You really need a reliable seller you can communicate with regarding the details of their current stock. I haven't owned a V2 knife, but on paper I prefer it to Shirogami 2 as I prefer Aogami 2 to Shirogami 2.
This is so true with regards to wakui. Apparently I owned a really really good one that was very very thin.
Treat vendors like the used car salesmen they are and request one to your liking.
 
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